R-22 Refrigerant Phasing Out The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that R-22 refrigerant (also known as the brand FREON®), a common refrigerant for residential heat pumps and air conditioning systems, is harmful to the environment. The EPA is regulating the production and use of refrigerants and in the future all of the air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants that contain chlorine will be eliminated. What does this mean for you? If you own a heating and air conditioning system that currently uses R-22 refrigerant, you don’t need to panic or run out to purchase a new system. Production of R-22 refrigerant is winding down, and while the cost will go up, production will continue until 2020. At that time recycled refrigerants should be accessible for a while. As a result of the change, A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Waldorf provides R410A, a more environmentally friendly option for refrigerants that lessens the damage to the ozone layer. Almost half of home energy costs may go toward heating and cooling the home. We’re committed to providing you with products that are less taxing on the environment while meeting your desire for a comfortable heating and cooling system. Our experts are available to talk with you about your best solution, give A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Waldorf a call at 301-747-3140.